Friday, July 6, 2012

Amanda and Me Time

Most of the afternoon and evening, Amanda and I had the house to ourselves. Since it was just the two of us eating dinner, I asked her what she wanted. She chose chicken noodle soup, but I only had cream of chicken soup, so she went with that. It’s wintertime in the southern hemisphere, so soup was perfect for a cold rainy night.

The two of us built puzzles, watched Disney Junior, played with wooden blocks called Planx and then made cinnamon sugar popcorn. The popcorn was delicious and I had four small helpings. Amanda kept track of how many servings I took, because she wasn’t sure if it was fair that I had four helpings while she only had three. I told her that I was bigger. That answer usually works.

After getting her ready for bed, I let her snuggle under a blanket with me on the couch while I watched the Style channel and Home channel. We only recently started paying for a few more channels; mainly so that Robbie could watch his sports, but we knew that there would be a bigger selection for all of us. Up until about a month ago, we had four South African stations plus a few on religion and news.

One of our new favorite programs that Robbie and I like to watch is Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The food always looks so amazing. I’ve been really out of touch with what goes on in my home country of America. I watched a bit of Extreme Couponing and I was impressed. Coupons are hard to come by in this country and the savings that they offer are very low. If we ever move to the States, I’ll definitely take advantage of coupons.

I’m leaving you with an original piece of art by Amanda. She drew and painted it all by herself. I think for a future Wordless Wednesday I should post more of her work.

By Amanda Morley age 4 (July 1, 2012)


  1. beautiful art by a beautiful gal :)

    xo, amanda

  2. Love the beautiful artwork. I really enjoy Mom/Daughter time. I think its so important to have the one on one attention. I have two daughters, ages 10 and 8 and a 4 year old son. We try to schedule Mom/Daughter time at least once every couple of weeks.

    I noticed you watched Disney Junior - my two youngest love watching Doc McStuffins. Such a cute show. :)


    1. I'm glad you're able to schedule the one-on-one time. It's difficult to do and I'm not disciplined enough to do it regularly, but kids love to know that they are unique and are known for who they are as individuals. Sometimes parents try too hard to treat their kids all the same and this is also not helpful.

      We don't get that program here. From what I have observed, it seems that our Disney Junior is geared for a British audience. Even the other lifestyle programs sometimes have British presenters and are filmed in England.

      Thanks for sharing and all the best with your blog and family life! Have a great week!

  3. Love the artwork! Amanda is such a cutie!! I am now following you on FB, Twitter and GFC. Have a blessed week!

    1. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! and... Cool, so we're connected! Wishing you a blessed week back!

      P.S. I saw you like horror movies. Hmmmm. Don't you get creep-ed out? If you're interested, I'm doing a series on Spiritual Warfare at


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